I have an annoying issue on my computer. http://www.searchnu.com/410 shows up as my home page now and I cannot remove it. I tried to eliminate it from firefox menus, but it didn’t work. It is still there and my antivirus detects nothing. How can I get rid of Searchnu.com/410 from my computer?
Searchnu.com/410 is a malicious browser hijacker that comes from the big hijacker virus family. It is another variant of searchnu.com/406, searchnu.com/421 and searchnu.com/403 virus. This virus can change your homepage and browser settings to interrupt your browser activities terribly as soon as it is installed. Every time you open the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, there comes out www.searchnu.com/410 and when you search things, the results will be redirected to all kinds of websites against your will. Mostly, it could be advertising sites or pornographic web sites which contain a lot of malware and spyware.
The virus can change various browser settings, such as your proxy server usage and your designated homepage without your permission. Hackers create this virus in order to use the artificial traffic to boost affiliate payments. This virus installs itself on a computer bundled with other freeware downloaded from the website. Sometimes, it also hijacks all opened tabs. When you try to search for something via this domain, it will only present you unrelated results. Therefore, it is strongly recommended users to remove Searchnu.com/410 virus as quickly as possible.
Browser hijacker virus may be installed if a computer user has ever visited illegal or malicious websites or downloaded freeware or shareware from untrustworthy sources. It can cause annoying redirection to disturb users. This problem happen when you use Internet explorer, Mozilla Firefox, even Google Chrome to browse online. Being as a redirect virus, it keeps tracking of computer users’ online activity and causing web browser to display unwanted advertisements and pop-up windows. It poses huge risk for all the computer systems. If you have been forced to visit those unwanted websites against your authorization, particularly for this domain, you must immediately remove Searchnu.com/410 redirect as soon as possible in order to secure your computer.
Considering this malware can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue without any risk.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”
2. Remove all add-ons and extensions
Google Chrome: Wrench Icon > Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox: Tools > Add-ons (Ctrl+Shift+A)
Internet Explorer: Tools > Manage Add-ons
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files manually.
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Yellowmoxie Toolbar
Searchnu.com/410 is a browser hijacker virus that normally arrives on your PC as bundled to software you may have downloaded from the Internet. It could be games, tools, multi-media player, or any program that appears interesting to computer users. Once it is arrived, it can redirect you to malicious websites with numerous pop up ads to interrupt and stop you from doing anything on your computer. Besides, your security software may be blocked immediately and your homepage will be changed without your permission. It totally degrades overall web browser stability and performance as it wastes too much computer resources. If you try to search something from Google, Bing or other search page as your preferred, you will be redirected to Searchnu.com/410 page. Therefore, don’t hesitate to delete Searchnu.com/410 redirect from your computer in order to save your computer.
Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on March 23, 2013 8:15 am